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Forum: Additions & Improvements 10-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By RickW
We replaced the factory mattress with the same...

We replaced the factory mattress with the same mattress we use at home. We did this after only 1 night on the original mattress. The replacement does not have rounded corners like the original but...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 09-24-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By RickW
You will love an air hitch. Makes a big...

You will love an air hitch. Makes a big difference in the ride of the trailer. One of the things to keep in mind is the PSI rating on the bags and how much air you will need to inflate the bags. ...
Forum: Long Timers 09-24-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,877
Posted By RickW
We do notice a little movement in the back of the...

We do notice a little movement in the back of the trailer in the living room area. SInce our level-up was a add on we still have the rear stabilizers. We have started using them more often and have...
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 09-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By RickW
I use the beads on the truck and have not had a...

I use the beads on the truck and have not had a single problem.
Forum: TIRES, Montana Tires 08-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By RickW
I agree. While I have not had a "BlowOut" the...

I agree. While I have not had a "BlowOut" the TPMS has alerted me to sudden changes in tire pressure. Since I have installed the TMPS (in 2010) I have had 5 different occasions where the TMPS...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By RickW
I had mine installed at the factory and that...

I had mine installed at the factory and that price is in the ballpark (unless you find a deal or special). When I had mine installed the closest installer was only 350 miles away but their price was...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-04-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,252
Posted By RickW
The EMS was the very first thing installed on the...

The EMS was the very first thing installed on the trailer. It was installed even before we spent our first night in the trailer. When we pull in to a site the electrical is the very first thing we...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 08-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By RickW
It can be done ...... but not cheaply. As...

It can be done ...... but not cheaply. As already stated it will take a huge battery bank to run the AC. Then if you plan on using solar to try and recharge the batteries you will most likely need...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 08-01-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By RickW
I had mine installed about 15 months ago by...

I had mine installed about 15 months ago by Lippert. As mentioned they remove the original front jacks and replace them with the new ones. Your front jacks will no longer work with the FOB but the...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 07-17-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By RickW
From the basement when you pull the access panel...

From the basement when you pull the access panel you will see your converter & furnace. In addition your power line from the plug on its way to the breaker box should be right there. On mine there...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-17-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By RickW
THink of it this way, using my 3400 as an...

THink of it this way, using my 3400 as an example, it has a GVW of almost 16k. Stock it came with 2 7k axles under it. i bet my original axles had 7k breaks since they were 7k axles. I just don't...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 07-17-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By RickW
Last year when looking for a new pickup for a...

Last year when looking for a new pickup for a daily driver I stopped and looked at the full size Toyota. Nice truck but the kid who came out to help me was less than knowledgeable. He watched a few...
Forum: On the Road Again 07-15-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By RickW
If you are planning on being in Yellowstone over...

If you are planning on being in Yellowstone over 4th of July make your reservations as soon as you know your exact dates. The longer you wait the harder it will be to be exactly where you want when...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 07-15-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By RickW
I have a 2nd battery disconnect at the batteries...

I have a 2nd battery disconnect at the batteries that kill power to the entire coach. I use it when coach is left in storage. I have had no problems when I turn the power back on with getting the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 728
Posted By RickW
Bingo - I thought you were going to go with a...

Bingo - I thought you were going to go with a wedge tank (maybe I missed change of plans - been on the road the past month and just got home last week). Any rate you will love the extra fuel...
Forum: Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 05-11-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By RickW
If you just want to run the fridge, charge the...

If you just want to run the fridge, charge the battery and run a few lights just use a dogbone and 15A plug. I installed a 30A plug here at the house. It is enough to run 1 A/C. That is all we...
Forum: Maintenance 05-11-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By RickW
This is basically the same response I got at...

This is basically the same response I got at MorRyde when we had the I/S installed and I was asked about which bearings I wanted. I decided against the Never-r-Lube. Personal choice. I am...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-11-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By RickW
I agree. I made the upgrade primarily for the...

I agree. I made the upgrade primarily for the disk brakes. When I saw how well the trailer was handling rough roads and that items in the trailer we not as jostled around as before, I became a...
Forum: Maintenance 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By RickW
You don't mention the year of the trailer, so if...

You don't mention the year of the trailer, so if you intend to keep plugged in all the time, make sure the charger is a multi stage charger. A multi stage charger will monitor the condition of the...
Forum: Boon-docking 05-07-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By RickW
Even though you already have a CO2 detector in...

Even though you already have a CO2 detector in the trailer, if running the generators in the bed of the truck I would also install a 2nd one in the bed room if it is not already in there.
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Forum: Boon-docking 05-07-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By RickW
I have the MagnaSine 2812 in both the Monty &...

I have the MagnaSine 2812 in both the Monty & Truck. (Found the one for the truck on EBay. It was new but scratched and dented. Paid 1/2 price for it so it serves as a backup in the event of a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By RickW
I see you already have it, I met a guy at the HDT...

I see you already have it, I met a guy at the HDT rally 2 years ago who had one. He liked it. Said it was most useful for creeping up to something that was hanging low to determine if he could pass...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 05-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By RickW
We average about 12k miles a year and the I/S and...

We average about 12k miles a year and the I/S and disk brakes make a big difference. They will be required on any and all future trailers.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-16-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By RickW
I did both at the same time but if I could have...

I did both at the same time but if I could have only done one and then the other at a later time, I would do the I/S and disk brakes first. 1. Safety the disk brakes make a big difference. 2. The...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 04-16-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By RickW
When installing the I/S I opted for the regular...

When installing the I/S I opted for the regular bearings. Yes it is a PITA crawling under the trailer to grease them but on the other hand while there I can do a complete inspection of the underside...
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